Identity Theft : Internet Frauds and Scams
Identity Theft is quite common over the internet as number scam emails are sent on daily basis to trap and to defraud innocent internet users. Some on these scam emails are designed to steal your personal information. Always keep track of your credit history as this can also help you to find out if someone is using your identity. Never share your personal details with senders of suspicious emails. These email might include inheritance funds transfer, Bank transfer emails, lottery emails. In all these emails the sender will pretend that your email was randomly picked in a lucky draw or you can claim for inheritance. Always remember when you have a doubt about the sender always search on Internet to find out if other people have received same kind of email. Someone might have posted on internet about this same email.
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Saturday, March 30, 2013
If you have received an email from the following sender with the following message. Beware of the sender this is a scam email.
It is highly recommended not to contact the sender of the email and mark this email as spam. For awareness purpose the scam email is pasted below.
from: Publishers Clearing House <firstname.lastname@example.org>
date: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 2:34 PM
The Publishers Clearing House in Collaboration with the United State Government
would like to notify you that you have been chosen by the board of trustees as
one of the final recipients of a cash Grant/Donation for your own
personal,educational, and business development.The PCH,established 1953 by the
Harold Mertz and now supported by the AMERICA GOVERNMENT with the objective of
human growth, educational,and community development.We are giving out a yearly
donation of US$1,000,000.00 (One million united states dollars only) each to 105
To elaborate more,this draw was held in Port Washington, New York 11050.where
our head office is located. Please note that these donations/Grants are strictly
administered by the America Government,until you have been able to collect your
donation.According to the federal law concerning the personal collection of PCH
prize winnings,your bonding fees,broker fees,and tariff fees,have already been
deducted from your winnings, so you are not require to pay any fee to claims
your funds.The below information has been made mandatory which you must provide
before we can proceed with the claims and inform you on how you are to receive
your pch award winnings.You must make sure all information provided are correct
and must be submitted within (7)seven Working days.Failure to abide will lead to
MANDATORY INFORMATION FOR CLAIMS:
4.DATE OF BIRTH:__________________________________
7.SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (SSN):__________
YOU WOULD ALSO BE REQUIRED TO PICK A MODE OF PAYMENT:
1. BANK TRANSFER:
2. BANK CHECK
Congratulations once again.
Mr. Christopher L. Irving
Pch Senior Director.
San Francisco, California.